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Poa annua – kill or manage?

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Turf managers have long been faced with this dilemma, do I try to eliminate wintergrass (Poa annua) from my golf greens and surrounds, or do I accept it and do my best to produce great playing surfaces in spite of it.  At the end of the day it is seed head emergence coupled with the lank growth of the wintergrass reproductive phase, that cause the majority of disruption to putting surface quality.

INTERCEPT® 480SL is a powerful means of preventing both of the above mentioned problems.  When applied as directed INTERCEPT will prevent the population explosion that results from the annual flush of wintergrass seed.  By keeping wintergrass in the vegetative growth stage, INTERCEPT then helps to maintain desirable putting surface characteristics and completely prevents the proliferation of seed stalk and an unsightly frosting of seed.

INTERCEPT 480SL has 4 hour re-entry period approved on the label, the first registration of its’ type for Australian turf.  This is music to the ears of turf managers striving to manage wintergrass for optimizing green speed and surface quality.  Take caution with buying imitation products, because if its’ not INTERCEPT, it is likely the label only allows for a 7 day re-entry period.

Click here to view the Intercept Techsheet, label and SDS‘.

For more detailed information please contact your Living Turf Representative.